WILT-092608: Neolithic flint arrowhead

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LEAF ARROWHEAD

Unique ID: WILT-092608

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A retouched flint, probably a leaf shaped arrowhead of the early Neolithic dating to the period 4000-3501 BC. The arrowhead is lenticular in shape. The flint is covered with retouching. The arrowhead exhibits sub-parallel, low angle retouch on both faces down with some scaled retouch along both mesal edges. On the ventral surface, the bulb of percussion is still partially present and some concoidal rings are visible.

The flint is a translucent light grey colour with a dark grey inclusions throughout and diagonal white strand inclusion at the distal end. The white inclusion crossing the distal end may be the reason that this arrowhead does not appear to have been finished.

The flake measures 35.08mm in length, 17.11mm maximum width, 4.49mm thick and weighs 2.57g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC
Date from: Circa 4000 BC
Date to: Circa 2400 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.08 mm
Width: 17.11 mm
Thickness: 4.49 mm
Weight: 2.57 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Alyson Tanner
Identified by: Mrs Alyson Tanner

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SMAGENT00003

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
District: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Wroughton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1679
Four figure Latitude: 51.50970514
Four figure longitude: -1.77084483
1:25K map: SU1679
1:10K map: SU17NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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